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  • Contains 6 Product(s)

    Watch recorded technical sessions from the 2016 SAF National Convention, Madison, WI. This collection contains more than 70 presentations and over 30 hours of recorded content.

    This technical session package from the 2016 SAF National Convention, in Madison, WI, contains more than 70 presentations and over 30 hours of recorded content.

    Access

    1. Click REGISTER and log in with your SAF account username and password.

    2. For SAF Members, the recorded presentations are $0. Registration is still required. Professional membership is only $115!

    3. After checking out, the recordings will be available on your MY DASHBOARD page here on ForestEd.

    Presentations

    Presentations are viewable and searchable within six focus areas. Use the Quick or Advanced Search to quickly seek out the presentations that are most relevant to your practice of forestry or anything else that peaks your interest. Each section is outlined below with the respective quantity of presentations available to view.

    Education & Communication (8)

    Insect, Disease, Fire (7)

                    Entomology & Pathology (2)

                    Fire & Fuels Management (5)

    Forest Policy (4)

    Forestry Systems: Agroforestry, Private Forestry, and Urban & Community Forestry (16)

                    Agroforestry (1)

                    Private Forestry/Family Forest Owners (11)

                    Urban & Community Forestry (4)

    Harvesting & Utilization (17)

                    Biomass, Bioenergy, and Carbon (4)

                    Economics (7)

                    Harvesting & Utilization (4)

                    Technology (2)

    Silviculture: Forest Ecology and Data Informing Decisions (23)

                    Boots on the Ground Guidelines (4)

                    Eastern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (4)

                    Northern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (3)

                    Northwestern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (2)

                    Southern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (5)

                    Western Silviculture & Forest Ecology (5)

    CFEs

    CFEs are not available for viewing this collection of recorded presentations. Be sure to register for the current year’s convention to earn CFEs, build your skills, and expand your professional network connections.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, or email cf@safnet.org. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Contains 6 Product(s)

    Watch recorded technical sessions from the 2017 SAF National Convention, Albuquerque, NM. This collection contains more than 50 presentations and over 25 hours of recorded content.

    This technical session package from the 2017 SAF National Convention, in Albuquerque, NM, contains more than 50 presentations and over 25 hours of recorded content.

    Access

    1. Click REGISTER and log in with your SAF account username and password.

    2. For SAF Members, the recorded presentations are $0. Registration is still required. Professional membership is only $115!

    3. After checking out, the recordings will be available on your MY DASHBOARD page here on ForestEd or accessible from the ForestEd registration confirmation email.

    Presentations

    Presentations are viewable and searchable within six focus areas. Use the Quick or Advanced Search to quickly seek out the presentations that are most relevant to your practice of forestry or anything else that peaks your interest. Each section is outlined below with the respective quantity of presentations available to view.

    Education & Communication (3)

    Forest Policy (6)

    Forestry Systems: Agroforestry, Private Forestry, and Urban & Community Forestry (4)

                    Agroforestry (2)

                    Private Forestry/Family Forest Owners (1)

                    Urban & Community Forestry (1)

    Harvesting & Utilization (13)

                    Biomass, Bioenergy, and Carbon (3)

                    Economics (3)

                    Harvesting & Utilization (2)

                    Technology (5)

    Insect, Disease, Fire (8)

                    Entomology & Pathology (3)

                    Fire & Fuels Management (5)

    Silviculture: Forest Ecology and Data Informing Decisions (18)

                    Boots on the Ground: Data, Guidelines, and Experiences (3)

                    Eastern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (1)

                    Northern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (3)

                    Northwestern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (1)

                    Southern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (6)

                    Western Silviculture & Forest Ecology (2)

                    Water & Watersheds (2)

    CFEs

    CFEs are not available for viewing this collection of recorded presentations. Be sure to register for the current year’s convention to earn CFEs, build your skills, and expand your professional network connections.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, or email cf@safnet.org. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Contains 6 Product(s)

    Watch recorded technical sessions from the 2018 SAF National Convention, Portland, OR. This collection contains 45 presentations and over 15 hours of recorded content.

    This technical session package from the 2018 SAF National Convention, in Portland, OR, contains 45 presentations and over 15 hours of recorded content.

    Access

    1. Click REGISTER and log in with your SAF account username and password.

    2. For SAF Members, the recorded presentations are $0. Registration is still required. Professional membership is only $115!

    3. After checking out, the recordings will be available on your MY DASHBOARD page here on ForestEd.

    Presentations

    Presentations are viewable and searchable within six focus areas. Use the Quick or Advanced Search to quickly seek out the presentations that are most relevant to your practice of forestry or anything else that peaks your interest. Each section is outlined below with the respective quantity of presentations available to view.

    Education & Communication (3)

    Insect, Disease, Fire (12)

                    Entomology & Pathology (6)

                    Fire & Fuels Management (6)

    Forest Policy (6)

    Forestry Systems: Agroforestry, Private Forestry, and Urban & Community Forestry (2)

                    Agroforestry (1)

                    Private Forestry/Family Forest Owners (1)

                    Urban & Community Forestry (0)

    Harvesting & Utilization (6)

                    Biomass, Bioenergy, and Carbon (1)

                    Economics (2)

                    Harvesting & Utilization (2)

                    Technology (1)

    Silviculture: Forest Ecology and Data Informing Decisions (16)

                    Boots on the Ground Guidelines (4)

                    Eastern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (0)

                    Northern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (3)

                    Northwestern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (2)

                    Southern Silviculture & Forest Ecology (3)

                    Western Silviculture & Forest Ecology (3)

    CFEs

    CFEs are not available for viewing this collection of recorded presentations. Be sure to register for the current year’s convention to earn CFEs, build your skills, and expand your professional network connections.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, or email cf@safnet.org. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course is designed for foresters and natural resource professionals seeking an expanded exploration of professional ethics with forestry and natural resources relevant applications.

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    Microcourse information

    This virtual microcourse – curated by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Dr. Marianne Patinelli-Dubay – is an introduction to thinking about forest management through the lenses of community flourishing and personal virtue. Gain valuable knowledge on formulating questions and developing insights about whether a management decision serves the welfare of a particular group, and how to hold the needs of the community together with your personal values. This microcourse will provide valuable insight on how to think about responsible stewardship together with the business of forest management.

    Is this microcourse for you?

    This microcourse is designed for foresters and natural resource professionals seeking an expanded exploration of professional ethics with forestry and natural resources relevant applications.

    Open registration

    Registration remains open through September 19, 2024, 11:59 pm ET.

    Pricing

    $39 for SAF Members

    $59 for Non-members

    Join SAF today to save $20 on your microcourse registration and to take advantage of SAF's growing member benefits including here on ForestEd.

    Note: Pricing has been reduced to accommodate the purchase of corresponding required microcourse materials through an external partner.

    Start date

    Microcourse content will be accessible starting September 19, 2023.

    Access Period

    Microcourse access will remain open through September 19, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET. 

    Required Microcourse Materials

    To complete this microcourse, purchasing the following book is required if you don't already have access to it:
    Practical Ethics: A Field Guide for Resource Managers, by Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2023. Purchase the book here

    Digital e-book access instructions are accessible within the Supporting Resources Tab above. Remember your e-book login for your unique access.

    PLEASE NOTE: The digital e-book has a limited period of access - 180 days - and your unique login access. The printed hard copy has no access limit.

    Microcourse content is sourced from this book, alongside the required readings and case study that you will address within this microcourse. 

    Microcourse pace

    This microcourse is self-paced with an estimated completion time of 2 hours.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse, you will be able to:

    1. Apply techniques to work through an ethically weighted situation.

    2. Identify chief concerns of a provided forest management scenario.

    3. Analyze a complex management situation with new organizing and ordering techniques.

    4. Examine the motivations of others and how they might align or conflict with your own moral code.

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the microcourse is measured by the completion of all learning components. This includes viewing the presentation, reading the assigned chapters, reviewing the case study, and then downloading and completing a series of self-guided inquiries in worksheet form. Each of the two worksheets are tied to the scenario provided in the case study. These worksheets are yours to keep

    Microcourse Evaluation

    Participant feedback is appreciated to help the microcourse curators and subject matter experts continually improve the microcourse for future participants.

    CFEs

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse, you will earn 2.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse and microcourse evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the microcourse and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET) upon microcourse completion.

    Get Started or Return to Place in Microcourse

    Once you are registered for the microcourse, access this microcourse within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the microcourse, and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select where you last left off and then keep on working your way through the microcourse. Connect with SAF if you have any access questions.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs or email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org. For questions about this microcourse's content email Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at mpatinelli@esf.edu. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This microcourse is designed for foresters and natural resource professionals seeking an expanded exploration of professional ethics with forestry and natural resources relevant applications.

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    Microcourse information

    This virtual microcourse – curated by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Dr. Marianne Patinelli-Dubay – is an introduction to thinking about forest management through the lenses of rational and relational approaches. This microcourse will begin with a focus on applying rational thought to moral and ethical problems including the perennial tension between what we can do and what we should do, and how to transform a situation from what it is into what it ought to be.  As a counterpoint to this approach, we will take up an ethic of care to consider the impact of NRM decisions on the relational landscape of the situation including our own sympathies, responsibilities and loyalties as well as those of stakeholders and constituencies.

    Is this microcourse for you?

    This microcourse is designed for foresters and natural resource professionals seeking an expanded exploration of professional ethics with forestry and natural resources relevant applications.

    Open registration

    Registration remains open through September 19, 2024, 11:59 pm ET.

    Pricing

    $34 for SAF Members

    $54 for Non-members

    Join SAF today to save $20 on your microcourse registration and to take advantage of SAF's growing member benefits including here on ForestEd.

    Note: Pricing has been reduced to accommodate the purchase of corresponding required microcourse materials through an external partner.

    Start date

    Microcourse content will be accessible starting September 19, 2023.

    Access Period

    Microcourse access will remain open through September 19, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET. 

    Required Microcourse Materials

    To complete this microcourse, purchasing the following book is required if you don't already have access to it:
    Practical Ethics: A Field Guide for Resource Managers, by Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2023. Purchase the book here!   

    Digital e-book access instructions are accessible within the Supporting Resources Tab above. Remember your e-book login for your unique access.

    PLEASE NOTE: The digital e-book has a limited period of access - 180 days - and your unique login access. The printed hard copy has no access limit.

    Microcourse pace

    This microcourse is self-paced with an estimated completion time of 1.5 hours.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse, you will be able to:

    1. Apply techniques to work through an ethically weighted situation.

    2. Explain the "human dimensions" of the provided situation.

    3. Identify the relational dynamics of the provided situation.

    4. Analyze the hierarchy embedded within the provided management decision.

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the microcourse is measured by the completion of all learning components. This includes viewing the presentation, reading the assigned chapters, reviewing the case study, and then downloading and completing a series of self-guided inquiries in worksheet form. Each of the two worksheets are tied to the scenario provided in the case study. These worksheets are yours to keep.

    Microcourse Evaluation

    Participant feedback is appreciated to help the microcourse curators and subject matter experts continually improve the microcourse for future participants.

    CFEs

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse, you will earn 1.5 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse and microcourse evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the microcourse and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET) upon microcourse completion.

    Get Started or Return to Place in Microcourse

    Once you are registered for the microcourse, access this microcourse within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the microcourse, and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select where you last left off and then keep on working your way through the microcourse. Connect with SAF if you have any access questions.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs or email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org. For questions about this microcourse's content email Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at mpatinelli@esf.edu. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This microcourse is designed for foresters and natural resource professionals seeking an expanded exploration of professional ethics with forestry and natural resources relevant applications.

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    Microcourse information

    This virtual microcourse – curated by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Dr. Marianne Patinelli-Dubay – is an introduction to thinking about forest management through the lenses of rights and the greatest good. Gifford Pinchot sets the stage stating Where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question shall always be answered from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run. In this microcourse you will dig into the hidden challenges within forestry’s primary directive including the sometimes-contested definition of what constitutes the good, how to think about harm, and exactly how long is the long-run?  In worksheets completed in your own time you will think through what is involved in recognizing the full and complex range of human and non-human values, time horizons and how to think through actions that cause harm or lead to a destabilized ecosystem. 

    Is this microcourse for you?

    This microcourse is designed for foresters and natural resource professionals seeking an expanded exploration of professional ethics with forestry and natural resources relevant applications.

    Open registration

    Registration remains open through September 19, 2024, 11:59 pm ET.

    Pricing

    $34 for SAF Members

    $54 for Non-members

    Join SAF today to save $20 on your microcourse registration and to take advantage of SAF's growing member benefits including here on ForestEd.

    Note: Pricing has been reduced to accommodate the purchase of corresponding required microcourse materials through an external partner.

    Start date

    Microcourse content will be accessible starting September 19, 2023.

    Access Period

    Microcourse access will remain open through September 19, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET. 

    Microcourse Materials

    To complete this microcourse, purchasing the following book is required if you don't already have access to it:
    Practical Ethics: A Field Guide for Resource Managers, by Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2023. Purchase the book here

    Digital e-book access instructions are accessible within the Supporting Resources Tab above. Remember your e-book login for your unique access.

    PLEASE NOTE: The digital e-book has a limited period of access - 180 days - and your unique login access. The printed hard copy has no access limit.

    Microcourse content is sourced from this book, alongside the required readings and case study that you will address within this microcourse. 

    Microcourse pace

    This microcourse is self-paced with an estimated completion time of 1 hour.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse, you will be able to:

    1. Apply techniques to work through an ethically weighted situation.

    2. Identify each stakeholder who is affected by decisions made in the provided management scenario.

    3. List all stakeholders who would have a rights claim, and specify if there is an order of importance.

    4. Determine how you would respond to constituents whose rights you have not prioritized.

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the microcourse is measured by the completion of all learning components. This includes viewing the presentation, reading the assigned chapters, reviewing the case study, and then downloading and completing a series of self-guided inquiries in worksheet form. Each of the two worksheets are tied to the scenario provided in the case study. These worksheets are yours to keep.

    Microcourse Evaluation

    Participant feedback is appreciated to help the microcourse curators and subject matter experts continually improve the microcourse for future participants.

    CFEs

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse, you will earn 1.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this microcourse and microcourse evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the microcourse and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET) upon microcourse completion.

    Get Started or Return to Place in Microcourse

    Once you are registered for the microcourse, access this microcourse within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the microcourse, and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select where you last left off and then keep on working your way through the microcourse. Connect with SAF if you have any access questions.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs or email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org. For questions about this microcourse's content email Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at mpatinelli@esf.edu. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Contains 11 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This microcourse is intended for learners interested in the multiple facets contained within agroforestry.

    Microcourse information

    Landowners may desire to manage for a diversity of products for personal or commercial use. Agroforestry practices may be both enjoyable and profitable for individuals that want to have a “hands on” approach in sustainable land management. This microcourse will give insight on utilizing land for multiple use purposes including row crop production, silvopasture, riparian zone protection, edible/medicinal plants, and mushroom production. A more in-depth coverage of silvopasture is also presented which includes site preparation methods, pros/cons of the silvopasture system, forage establishment, and other relative discussion points. This microcourse heavily focuses on the southeastern United States, but insights can be gained and applied across landscapes everywhere.

    Is this microcourse for you?

    This microcourse is intended for foresters, natural resource professionals, or landowners interested in learning about the multiple facets that can be contained within an agroforestry system. Individuals that desire to know methodology for installation and the economics of related agroforestry practices will find this microcourse useful as well. The information presented will provide some guidelines for establishment of an agroforestry system and may also provide some insight which has not already been revealed to the audience. Regardless of the current land use or forestland type, agroforestry may be a more rewarding endeavor for the more intensive landowners.

    Open registration

    Registration remains open through July 21, 2024 unless otherwise posted.

    $34 for SAF Members

    $54 for Non-members

    Join SAF today to save $20 on your course registration and to take advantage of SAF's growing member benefits including here on ForestEd.

    Course start date

    Course content will be accessible starting July 21, 2023.

    Course access 

    Course access will remain open through December 31, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET unless notified otherwise. 

    Course pace

    This course is self-paced with an expected completion time of just over 1.5 hours. There are 4 sections, which are intended to be completed over the course of 4 weeks.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this short course, you will be able to:

    1. Summarize multiple aspects of agroforestry including, but not limited to, silvopasture, mushroom production, alley cropping, edible/medicinal plants, and riparian forest buffers

    2. Explain both pros and cons of silvopasture systems

    3. Identify the relevant practices for agroforestry establishment in both existing forestland and non-forestland 

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the course is measured by your ability to complete each component and passing the quiz at the end of each section 1 and completing the guided worksheets in sections 2 and 3.  The passing score for the quiz is 100%. You have unlimited attempts to pass the quiz.  

    Course Evaluation

    Participant feedback is appreciated to help the course curators and subject matter experts continually improve the course for future participants.

    CFEs

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 1.5 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this course and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).

    Get Started or Return to Place in Course

    Once you are registered for the course, access this course within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the course and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select where you last left off and then keep on working your way through the course.

    Course Resources

    Additional course resources are available within the Contents tab course sections.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs or email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org. For questions about this course's content email Stephen Peairs at speairs@clemson.edu. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Earn CFEs from this webinar hosted by the Forest Health & Genetics Working Group.

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    Webinar information

    Assisted migration, which is the movement of genotypes, populations, species, or forests, has been extensively researched as an approach to minimize the expected negative impacts of climate change on the health, productivity, and ecosystem services of future forests. The local seed source may no longer be adapted or optimal to meet land management objectives, and this issue may be one of the most important challenges foresters will need to deal with in the coming years. Fortunately, many people study the issue and can provide tools to land managers to make the best choice under the available data. The two talks here are aimed at providing the why, the what, and the how of assisted migration to a general audience including current knowledge, implementation, and future plans for public lands. Before the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to discuss the available tools that can facilitate decision-making to ensure the resilience of their forests.

    The webinar will be composed of two presentations, followed by a Q&A/discussion session. The speakers are Dr. Brian Palik (Forest Ecologist, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station) and Dr. Greg O’Neill (Forest Geneticist, British Columbia Forest Service, Canada)

    This webinar is now available for archived viewing here through the SAF ForestEd platform.

    Working groups are another way to receive, contribute, and add value to your SAF membership. LEARN MORE about SAF Working Groups or join the Forest Health & Genetics Working Group. JOIN SAF to engage in a working group and tap the growing membership benefits.

    Is this webinar for you?

    This 1-hr webinar is intended for anyone interested in climate change, assisted migration, and/or forestry, including foresters, ecologists, and natural resource professionals in government or private practice

    Registration

    1. Click REGISTER to the right of the webinar title. Be sure to log in with your SAF account username and password.

    2. After checking out, the webinar will be available on your MY DASHBOARD page here on ForestEd.

    For group registrations or registering someone other than yourself please contact membership@safnet.org or 202-938-3910.

    Pricing

    Registration is FREE ($0) for all attendees. Thank you to Western Forestry and Conservation Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries and Genetic Resources for sponsoring this webinar. Members and non-members still need to register to gain access to the webinar. 

    Join SAF today to access free Working Group webinars and other growing member benefits.

    Webinar access 

    The archived webinar is accessible within the Contents tab (to the right of the Overview information) and will be archived for future viewing through March 23, 2024 at 11:55 ET unless notified otherwise.

    Webinar duration

    This webinar is 1 hour.

    Learning objectives

    Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

    1. Define assisted migration of trees. 

    2. Explain the relevance of assisted migration as a management approach in response to climate change. 

    3. Analyze how assisted migration can be implemented in different forest environments.

    4. Summarize where we are standing in terms of the implementation of assisted migration. 

    5. Identify assisted migration considerations relevant to commercial plantations, urban forestry, and restoration of native species in natural forests. 

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the webinar is measured by viewing the entire webinar and completing the evaluation.

    Evaluation

    Participant feedback is appreciated to help the working group and presenters continually improve webinars for future programming.

    CFEs

    Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will earn 1.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org. You will receive CFEs for viewing the archived webinar and completing the evaluation.

    If you are seeking Ecological Society of America (ESA) CEUs, please make sure to fill out the optional survey in Course Content following the completion of the webinar. SAF will report completion intermittently to ESA.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this webinar and the evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the webinar and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).

    Return to Webinar (live or archived)

    Once you are registered for the webinar, access this webinar within your MY DASHBOARD. Prior to the start time, the webinar will be listed under "Upcoming Live Events." Following the end of the webinar, the webinar will be accessible within the general listing of registered items of YOUR DASHBOARD.

    Webinar Resources

    Additional resources are available within the Resources tab and within the Contents tab.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email cf@safnet.org, or check out the registration quick tips in the Handouts tab. For questions about this working group, contact the Forest Health & Genetics Working Group Chair, Caterina Villari at cvillari@uga.edu. For technical assistance and questions about this webinar, email cf@safnet.org.

    Refund

    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

    Brian Palik

    Science Leader for Applied Forest Ecology

    USDA FS, Northern Research Station

    Brian Palik is science leader for applied forest ecology with the USDA Forest Service-Northern Research Station, in Grand Rapids MN. He has B.S. in biology from Alma College, an M.S. in plant ecology from Michigan State University, and Ph.D. in forest ecology from Michigan State University. He works broadly on questions related to the ecological sustainability of managed forests through use of operational-scale and long-term silviculture research.

    Greg O'Neill

    Climate Change Adaptation Scientist

    British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch

    Greg O'Neill studies the nature and distribution of adaptive variation of North American tree species and applies this understanding to develop resilient reforestation practices in a changing climate. Greg is a professional forester with degrees in biology, forest ecology and forest genetics. Much of his time is devoted to two large field trials: the Assisted Migration Adaptation Trial (AMAT) and the Interior spruce genecology trial and to the development and implementation of BC's Climate Based Seed Transfer system. He has worked for the last 20 years in the Forest Genetics section of the British Columbia Ministry of Forests.

    Caterina Villari (Moderator)

    Associate Professor

    Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia

    Richard Sniezko (Moderator)

    Forest Geneticist

    USDA FS, Pacific Northwest Region's Dorena Genetic Research Center

    Geoff Williams (Moderator)

    International Sentinel Network Coordinator

    USDA FS, International Programs

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar explores how mathematical optimization helps balance economic, social, and environmental objectives in forest management with a deep dive into carbon projects optimization

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    Webinar information

    With the rising complexity of the ESG landscape, mathematical optimization – used for decades to solve complex forest landscape and supply chain problems – can bring new intelligence and efficiency to how you balance economic, social and environmental forest management objectives. At a base level, optimization is a mathematical process to finding the best possible outcome to a problem while respecting a set of rules.  This webinar will review the basics of linear programming optimization, and why it is effective for landscape level planning where landowners and stakeholders have multiple objectives to achieve and values to maintain. After examining the application of optimization for multi-objective forest management, we will focus in on use cases for carbon project modeling and how to quantify indicators and trade-offs between carbon-conscious management and traditional timber practices. 

    Is this webinar for you?

    This webinar is designed for foresters, landowners, and stakeholders who are looking to expand their understanding of the tools available for landscape level planning. Anyone interested in technological solutions for balancing economic, social, and environmental forest management objectives may be interested in this webinar.

    Registration

    1. Click REGISTER to the right of the webinar title. Be sure to log in with your SAF account username and password.

    2. After checking out, the webinar will be available on your MY DASHBOARD page here on ForestEd.

    For group registrations or registering someone other than yourself please contact membership@safnet.org or 202-938-3910.

    Pricing

    Member: $5

    Non-member: $10

    Join SAF TODAY to take advantage of the growing member benefits, including course savings, free working group webinars, and more!

    Webinar access 

    The archived recording of the webinar is available for viewing until May 31, 2024 at 12 am ET.

    The webinar is accessible within the Contents tab (to the right of the Overview information).

    Webinar duration

    This webinar is 1 hour.

    Learning objectives

    Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

    1. Explain the basics of linear programming optimization.

    2. Discuss how optimization is applied to multi-objective forest management.

    3. Apply optimization techniques to carbon project planning.

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the webinar is measured by participating in the entire webinar and completing the evaluation.

    Evaluation

    Participant feedback is appreciated to help the working group and presenters continually improve webinars for future programming.

    CFEs

    Upon successful completion of this webinar, you will earn 1.0 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this webinar and the evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the webinar and earning CFEs. CFE certificates will only be available for download until May 31, 2024 at 12 am ET.

    Return to Webinar

    Once you are registered for the webinar, access this webinar within your MY DASHBOARD. Prior to the start time, the webinar will be listed under "Upcoming Live Events." 

    Following the day of the webinar, you can return to download your certificate accessing the webinar information within the general listing of YOUR DASHBOARD for 6 months following the webinar. The webinar product will become inaccessible on May 31, 2024 at 12:00 am ET.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org, or check out the registration quick tips in the Handouts tab. For technical assistance and questions about this webinar, email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org.

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    Adam Archibald

    Client Manager - North America

    Remsoft

    Adam Archibald, BScF, RPF, began his career at the YSC private woodlot marketing board, where he facilitated the distribution and management of silvicultural subsidies in New Brunswick, Canada, for private landowners. His responsibilities included overseeing forest maintenance through PCTs and alternative harvests. Adam transitioned to Remsoft in 2018, where he initially worked as a Solutions and QA Analyst for clients across the globe. In 2020, he shifted his focus to account management and went from building Woodstock models to building lasting relationships with clients in the Eastern United States and North America. As Client Manager – North America, Adam leverages his analytical skills and product knowledge gained during his time as an analyst to effectively align clients’ needs with Remsoft Solutions. 

     

    Ian Lodge (Moderator)

    Lead Analyst

    Remsoft

    As Lead Analyst at Remsoft, Ian Lodge, BScF, leads the research and development of forest carbon projects for Remsoft’s clients. He brings 7 years of experience in forest carbon inventorying, management, and modelling from working with government and academic organizations.  

    Ian is a conservation leader with a history of promoting responsible forest management. Prior to joining Remsoft, Ian worked for the Nature Trust of New Brunswick and currently serves as the President of the Nashwaak Watershed Association based in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

  • Contains 19 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Gain a broader understanding of the ways that urban wood is being used for good rather than waste. Learn from leading experts in urban wood utilization in this free virtual workshop.

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    Course information 

    There is significant interest and investment in growing a more robust tree canopy across the US by planting more trees in urbanized areas. Planning for and planting a more robust tree canopy necessitates planning for the inevitable turnover of the individual trees that make up an urban or community forest.  Wood from urban areas is most often treated as a waste instead of an opportunity. There is more wood that goes to landfills from urban areas than is harvested from our national forests. There is an urgent need to reduce wood and woody debris going to landfills, to expand workforce development opportunities, and to invest in economic development capacity in cities.  

    The Forest Service’s and CalFire’s Urban Wood Academy is designed to expand knowledge and engagement in the growth of urban wood utilization.  Hosting the December CA Urban Wood Academy in San Marcos, California partners, national and regional experts focus on scaling up urban wood utilization by addressing a wide range of urban wood enterprises - from artisan product development to large volume dimensional timber production - and the technologies and opportunities surrounding the urban wood sector in California and beyond.

    Is this course for you?

    This is for you if: you are an arborist; a urban or community forest manager; a city or municipal employee who deals with urban and community trees and/or with wood waste disposal; are looking to incorporate urban wood into the full life cycle and planning phases of a long-term forest management action plan in your city or community; an artisanal woodworker wanting to get involved in production of local wood and/or get connected into local wood sourcing and business scaling opportunities; if  you are interested in a range of urban wood utilization topics including scaling up, on-site aggregation, multi-product processes, and demand-side development; if you concerned with local wood waste and looking for solutions that are economically viable; and /or if you want to tap into a network of experts who are building a regenerative circular economy around local wood and local jobs. 

    Open registration

    Registration is rolling enrollment starting August 2023.

    Pricing

    This series is provided free of charge to SAF members and non-members because of a collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and CalFire.  

    Join SAF TODAY to take advantage of the growing member benefits, including course savings on our other ForestEd courses.

    Course start date

    Get started immediately! Course content will be accessible upon enrollment.

    Registration period

    Registration for this virtual workshop series will remain open through December 31, 2024 at 11:55 pm ET. 

    Course pace

    This course is self-paced with an expected completion time frame of 6 hours. This workshop must be completed in sequence and viewed in entirety to progress to the next component (presentation, activity, or session). Once you complete a component, you can return to any of the previous components.

    Session 1: State of Urban Wood (Research & Practice)

    • 24 Minute Presentation
    • 8 Question Quiz

    Session 2: Scaling Up Urban Wood Reutilization

    • 1 Hour 23 Minute Presentation
    • 25 Question Quiz

    Session 3: Exploring Urban Wood Utilization By-products

    • 48 Minute Presentation
    • 15 Question Quiz

    Session 4: Regenerative Ecologies and System Thinking Approach

    • 39 Minute Presentation
    • 14 Question Quiz

    Session 5: A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us

    • 48 Minute Presentation
    • 8 Question Quiz

    Session 6: Urban Wood Vertical: Lessons Learned California Style

    • 44 Minute Presentation
    • 20 Question Quiz

    Session 7: Feasibility of Establishing an Urban Wood Processing Center

    • 48 Minute Presentation
    • 20 Question Quiz

    Learning Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:

    1. Describe the function and purpose of urban wood utilization and reutilization.

    2. Identify key stakeholders, processes, and available funding infrastructure to support implementing urban wood projects.

    3. Explain the nuances and conditions that frame the dynamic of and demonstrated opportunities for urban wood markets and systems across the country, specifically California and Tennessee.

    4. Indicate the value and opportunity of urban wood byproducts.

    5. Summarize the regenerative ecologies model and share (a) where you are in the system depicted by the model, and (b) which partners are needed to complete the cycle for an effective functioning system.

    6. Recognize California's urban and community forest ecosystem.

    7. Highlight how California demonstrated integrating verticals into the urban wood system.

    8. Describe the discoveries observed from implementing a pilot urban lumber operation.

    Rubric

    Successful completion of the virtual workshop is measured by completing each component/session. You have unlimited viewings during the open access period of this virtual workshop.

    Course Evaluation

    Your feedback is appreciated to help the workshop curators and subject matter experts continually improve for future participants and future virtual workshop series.

    CFEs and ISA CEUs

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 5.5 CFEs in Category 1. For SAF members, CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org

    ISA CEUs are available at completion of this virtual workshop, for those certified with ISA. The ISA CEUs available are 5.5 ISA BCMA Management, 5.5 ISA Certified Arborist, 5.5 Utility Specialist, and 5.5 Municipal Specialist. For ISA members, SAF will intermittently report completion of the virtual workshop to ISA. You must fill out the optional ISA survey at the end of the course to receive your CEUs.

    Certificate

    Upon successful completion of this course and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET). 

    Get Started or Return to Place in Course

    Once you are registered for the course, access this course within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the course, and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select the presentation you were last viewing, and you will be prompted to select if you wish to start where you left off. 

    Course Resources

    Additional course resources are available within the Additional Resources tab and within the Contents tab course sections.

    Need Help?

    For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs, email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org, or watch the Course Tutorial within the Contents tab. For questions about this course's content email info@uweconomy.org.  For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self-troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email ForestEdSupport@safnet.org

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    This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.